Carbon & Net Zero Consultant (open)

Carbon & Net Zero Consultant (open)

Geplaatst op: 20 juni 2022

36-40hr per  week



Starting date:


 Juultje de Groot



Carbon & Net Zero Consultant (36-40 hours) (open)

A few months ago, Climate Neutral Group (CNG) and Anthesis announced a merger. Both ambitious companies who work together to combat climate change. The merger is a response to the current rate of climate change and the necessary transformation in thinking and acting that companies must make. The next ten years are crucial to limit global temperature rise, as evidenced by the Paris Agreement and recently confirmed with urgency at the COP26 climate summit.

CNG is a scale up with a clear mission: guiding companies from A to Net Zero. Our employees are strongly intrinsically driven to support as many companies as possible and in this way make a really big impact. We are growing enormously, partly because of this it is possible to shape your position and responsibilities according to your own insight and fit within the strategy of CNG. The Carbon & Net Zero Consultant is responsible for the roll-out and development of the Net zero strategy at CNG’s customers. And helps CNG customers achieve a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050.

The consultant assists customers in terms of both content and process in the translation and realization of the Paris targets from the Paris Agreement into advice and implementation. You work out complex customer questions regarding: climate strategy and ambition, SBTi target setting, CO2 footprinting, LCA, decarbonization, disclosure & reporting (ESG, GHG, TCFD and others), materiality analysis, energy transition, circular economy, product and service adjustments, etc. The consultant has thorough knowledge of the Climate Neutral Group’s total proposition (insight, reduction, compensation and certification) and knows how to translate this knowledge into appropriate and tailor-made advice (strategy and implementation) for the customer. The consultant is actively working on further expanding her/his network.

As a consultant you are partly responsible for acquiring customers, but the focus is on guiding our customers in terms of content and managing customers. You play an important role during the entire process: from determining the approach, estimating the time investment on the CNG side and that of the customer, drawing up a schedule, executing the assignment, monitoring quality and progress. up to the delivery of the order to the customer. You also actively think about further expanding and developing the CNG service. The Consulting team is growing rapidly, it now consists of 9 consultants, but we expect to grow to 15 consultants this year. The consultant reports to the Manager Consultancy.

Responsibilities and Core Duties:

  • The consultant is responsible for assignments at CNG’s clients, within her/his own domain/expertise.
  • The consultant contributes with her/his expertise and together with the team to the further development of CNG’s services.
  • Knows how to translate complex customer issues into solutions. And to give substance to the ambitions of the customer in combating climate change.
  • Knows how to guide an assignment from start to finish with CNG’s customers with passion and knowledge.
  • Together with the sales team, the consultant develops a segment plan.
  • The consultant maintains contacts with existing customers and is able to acquire follow-up projects from the customer.
  • Is an Expert on a specific subject and disseminates this expertise both within and outside CNG.
  • The consultant proactively informs the Consultancy manager about the progress of the processes and possible bottlenecks.


  • Completed university education, specialization: Industrial Ecology, Industrial Engineering (Technical Business Administration), Energy Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology, Climate studies, Business Administration, Sustainability Science and Policy or comparable master courses.
  • Knowledge of climate impact and authentic drive for sustainability
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a sustainability consultant, or external advisory CSR project manager or similar position.
  • Has commercial insight and is customer-oriented
  • Demonstrable track record in realizing CSR/sustainability processes, new business, advisory processes.
  • Able to easily switch between different disciplines and levels within organizations up to board level
  • Experience with (setting up) sustainability reporting and/or Carbon Reporting is an advantage.
  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors is a plus: consultancy, manufacturing industry or sustainable investment / financing
  • Shows seniority and has strong social skills
  • Tactically and analytically strong
  • Results-oriented
  • Passion for themes such as: climate change, circular economy, energy transition, sustainability, etc.
  • Team player within a growing team
  • Ability to function in a small organization with big ambitions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written command English and is highly motivated to learn Dutch
  • Is willing to travel by public transport for both commuting and business mobility. We have an electric shared car available for locations that are difficult to reach and we have a subscription to a shared car provider.
  • Has a valid EU work permit (a search year (Zoekjaar) visa is not possible)

Information and application procedure

If you are interested, please notify asap to have the first interview with Matchmaker Juultje de Groot. If you’re not from Europe, please let us now in your email, resume or letter that you have a valid EU work permit.  

The second round of talks will take place at Climate Neutral Group asap. References can be requested in consultation.

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Start date: as soon as possible.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated